Latest Technetium-99m Stories

2010-08-24 08:01:18

Scientists fear that a global shortage of radioactive isotopes, required for the 20 million medical scans and treatments done each year, could jeopardize patient care and drive up health care costs.

2010-07-08 14:47:54

SNM is optimistic that the anticipated recommencement of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL)-run National Research Universal (NRU) reactor in Chalk River, Canada, will provide short-term relief to the isotope shortage that has been plaguing patients and the nuclear medicine community for more than one year.

2010-07-08 07:00:00

OTTAWA, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of products and services to the global health science market, today announced it has signed a new contract with its primary customer, Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.

2010-06-08 11:15:30

New method of medical isotope production could provide relief to current and future medical isotope crises.

2010-06-08 11:02:27

Study reveals that clinicians can detect a broad range of post renal-transplant complications using a state-of-the-art molecular imaging technology.

2010-03-26 18:24:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions (www.medsolutions.com), a leading provider of medical management services, has provided an advisory for payors and providers on options regarding the shortage of Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), a radioactive tracer isotope that is widely-used in nuclear medicine studies.

2010-02-17 01:30:00

WARSAW, Poland, February 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Addition of Polish Research Reactor Helps With Worldwide Supply Shortage Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, and the Institute of Atomic Energy in Poland (IAE POLATOM) today announced an agreement to augment and further diversify Covidien's supply of Molybdenum 99 (Mo 99) to produce the medical isotope Technetium 99m (Tc 99m). Tc 99m is a vital medical isotope used in over 80...

2009-11-06 13:16:34

American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 will ensure reliable medical isotope supply.

2009-09-09 09:42:51

SNM survey of nuclear pharmacies finds patient rescheduling, delayed tests.

2009-07-30 09:00:00

MAPLE Reactors Could Solve the Isotope Crisis within 24 months OTTAWA, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals, has submitted a Proposal to the Government of Canada's Expert Review Panel on Medical Isotope and Technetium-99m (Tc-99m) Generator Production.

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